Child care options in Malheur County are slim for families as schools stay closed

Chelsie Bates, owner of Little Hands Childcare and Preschool in Vale, said the state's move to temporarily remove copays for families who rely on subsidies for child care is a huge relief. (The Enterprise/Yadira Lopez)

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VALE–As most students stay at home instead of heading to the classrooms, Malheur County faces a worsened child care situation.

“We . . .